Fine Art in the Desert

Let’s get dark. Let’s get moody. But make it fine art, yeah? This styled shoot with our friend Ryann Lindsey was totally up our alley and a bit of a stretch for her which made it so much fun to create.

Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding

Black doesn’t have to mean “goth” (is that opinion still out there in the world?) and this styled shoot effortlessly blends the pampas grass trend with a fine art vibe and hits of those luscious, dark tones. It’s so insanely good.

Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Pampas Grass Arch

If you’re looking to incorporate some black details into your wedding day, take note. The dark elements here are tempered by the blushes and peach tones in the floral. We are getting gorgeous fullness from the feathery pampas grass which takes center stage on the arch but creates a united theme throughout the rest of the floral. 

Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Pampas Grass Arch
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Pampas Grass Arch and Black Ceremony Chairs
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Bride and Groom - Pampas Grass Bouquet

One of my favorite elements that Ryann incorporates in her work is the use of food. Your design doesn’t have to stop at linens/rentals/flowers. Think about your menu and the way you might be able to incorporate your colors into food options. I can’t get enough of this charcuterie board that pulls in all of the other colors that really set the tone for this day.

Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Pampas Grass Centerpiece
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Sweetheart Table Inspiration
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Sweetheart Table Inspiration
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Sweetheart Table
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Lounge Inspiration
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - pampas grass bouquet

So what do you think? Are you afraid of the dark and moody or did I win you over?

Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding

credits:

photography & styling: Ryann Lindsey // Wedding Gown: J Bridal Boutique - Willowby Watters // Furniture Rentals: Glamour & Woods // Tabletop Rentals: Fancy Lou Designs // Invitation Suite: Shotgunning for Love // Hair & Makeup: Kensington Makeup // Desserts: Amour de Sucre

Ritual Union Inspiration Shoot

Last year Jamie Allio reached out to us with a vision for different kind of wedding. See, we both share a love for couples who want to do weddings on their own terms. And whether that means having 500 of your friends and family wowed by a dreamy, classically wedding wedding or it means running away with your love and celebrating your romance unconventionally, we want to be a part of it.

So, in that spirit, here's Jamie's dream of a new sort of wedding day. A day where you and your love get ready together then slip away to the desert for an intimate and exciting elopement. A day that ends in a party with your closest friends all dressed to the nines. Let's take a break from the "should" of a wedding day and get lost in a fun, romantic fantasy.

GETTING READY

Nontraditional Wedding Inspiration
Nontraditional Wedding Inspiration - Getting Ready Photos
Nontraditional Wedding Inspiration - Flowers in the Shower
Nontraditional Wedding Inspiration - Flower Installation
Nontraditional Wedding Inspiration - Floral Shower
Nontraditional Wedding Inspiration - Floral Shower
Nontraditional Wedding Inspiration - Couple in a floral shower

THE RITUAL

Nontraditional Desert Elopement Ceremony
Nontraditional Desert Elopement Ceremony - Fire in the desert
Nontraditional Desert Elopement Ceremony
Nontraditional Desert Elopement Ceremony

THE PARTY

Nontraditional Wedding Reception Inspiration
Nontraditional Wedding Reception Inspiration
Nontraditional Wedding Reception Inspiration
Nontraditional Wedding Reception Inspiration

credits

photography, concept, and art direction: Jamie Allio // hair: Danielle Enciso // makeup: Makiaj Beauty // Bride's Wardrobe: K.S. Garner // Groom's Wardrobe/Stylist: The Fierce Few // Black Bodysuit: Solstice Intimates // Floral Tapestry: Mary Mac // Crown: Heidi Abrahamson Jewelry // Velvet Couch: Tremaine Ranch // Studio: Blok Studio // Home: Zach Silvernail 

Jordana & Bobby's Black and White Wedding

Today's wedding is a throwback to our first year in business. When I was brand new, I made a list of creatives in the wedding industry that I dreamed of working with and this wedding brought a few of them together. Looking back now, I'm so full of joy because those two ladies (Galaxie and Monique!) are now women that I consider friends. What a crazy life this is that the people we look up to the most will appreaciate our work as well. And to make this day even better, Jordana and Bobby had excellent taste which ultimately led me to create a set of designs that still rank as some of my favorite of all time!

Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding

Look at the styleeeeeeee happening here. Talk about a stunning bridal party!!!

Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding
Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Bouquet

A fun sidebar: When you work with certain varieties of eucalyptus, it leaves a really sticky residue on your hands that collects a bunch of dirt and ultimately makes you look like you've never washed your hands in your entire life. The day of our walkthrough at Valley Ho I had been working with Eucalyptus all morning and when I got to the venue I met the amazing Galaxie Andrews for the first time ever and was too embarrassed to shake her hand with my filthy flower hands.

Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Bride and Bridesmaids
Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Groom and Groomsmen

Back to the wedding!! The day was sort of...rocky. The rehearsal dinner was hosted the evening prior and the catering company had a plumbing issue so they were unable to cook the meal. So... Pizzas were ordered. Then, on the wedding day, on the way to the venue, the band's equipment FELL OFF THE BACK OF THEIR TRUCK so when we arrived to deliver the flowers, Jordana was on the phone trying to find a new band for the reception. Luckily, the rest of the day was STUNNINGGGG. The Hotel Valley Ho is a dream of a venue and the details tucked in throughout the day were full of personality.

Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Camelback Mountain View Ceremony
Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Rooftop Ceremony
Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Rooftop Ceremony
Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding

The reception featured textured vases, black and white blooms, little dogs on the table holding table numbers, and a ton of dancing!

Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Dog Table Number Holder
Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Centerpiece
Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Reception Dancing
Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding

Credits

photos: Galaxie Andrews // venue: Hotel Valley Ho // Bride's Gown: Cleo & Clementine // Bridesmaids Dresses: Bhldn